Strength. Courage. Beautiful.

Raising awareness & funds for young women age 40 and under in Nebraska.

While uncommon, breast cancer does affect women under the age of 40 and there is little communication and educational material for these women. Breast cancer is dramatic for any woman, but younger women face a variety of different challenges.

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$30,000

Each year Pink Bandana gives three $10,000 gifts to young women and their families battling breast cancer.

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$4,000

Every year Pink Bandana helps a graduation high school student go to college by sponsoring a $4,000 college scholarship.

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Our Recipients

Catherine Wood
10 February 2017

Catherine Wood is first and foremost a wife to her husband Mike, and mother of their two daughters, Maddie and Emma. Catherine was diagnosed with Stage 3C breast cancer in 2014 and underwent treatments and surgeries from June 2014 until December 2015. Catherine and Mike have relied upon friends and family for support through the process. …

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LaToyia Robinson
10 June 2016

LaToyia Robinson is from Omaha, Nebraska. She is 31 years old and was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. She was originally diagnosed in 2008 but it came back in 2015 with lung mets. She has had many surgeries and is receiving chemotherapy treatments every three weeks right now. That treatment will be ongoing for …

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Joanne Bartek
10 June 2016

Joanne Bartek was diagnosed at age 29 with stage 3B breast cancer. Ten days later she discovered she was pregnant with her and husband’s 4th child. While pregnant she endured two surgeries and a total of 11 rounds of chemotherapy. Every week she had ultrasounds to ensure the health of their baby. At thirty-six weeks …

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